Pre-Nursing Prerequisites for the B.S. Nursing (Prelicensure)

Pre-Nursing Prerequisites for the B.S. Nursing (Prelicensure)

Pre-Nursing Enrollment Requirements

  • Applicants must have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA in the required nursing sciences to be considered for enrollment into the pre-nursing program.
  • Generally, science prerequisites must have been completed within the past five years.

The courses below are Pre-Nursing prerequisites for entry into the clinical portions of the B.S. Nursing (Prelicensure) program. Courses accepted by transfer must be college level from an accredited institution, must have been awarded a grade of C or better, may not be used to fulfill more than one course of study, and must meet the competency unit and content equivalent.

AssessmentCUsRequirements for Transfer
Foundations of College Mathematics3One course in mathematics.
English Composition I3One course in English composition, equivalent to 3 units, excluding business writing.
Satisfied by a bachelor’s degree.
Elements of Effective Communication3One course in Communication or Speech, equivalent to 3 units.
Satisfied by a bachelor’s degree.
Survey of US Constitution and Government3One course U.S. history, World history, Political Science, Government, Economics, or Geography (excluding Physical Geography).
Satisfied by a bachelor’s degree.
Introduction to Humanities3One course in the humanities (i.e. literature, visual and performing arts, music, theatre, philosophy, ethics or religious studies).
Satisfied by a bachelor’s degree.
Human Growth and Development across the Lifespan3One course in Human Growth and Development, equivalent to a minimum of 3 semester hours.
Note: Course(s) accepted for Human development transfer must address human development throughout the entire lifespan. Child development or adolescent development will not meet this competency in and of themselves.
Introduction to Psychology3One course in Psychology.
Note: Courses eligible to transfer GLT1 cannot be used to fulfill the psychology component for this section.
Introduction to Sociology3One course in Sociology.
Anthropology is an acceptable substitute.
Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab4One course equivalent to 4 units in anatomy & physiology I with Lab.
*Course is a pre-requisite for enrollment.
Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab4One course equivalent to 4 units in anatomy & physiology II with Lab.
*Course is a pre-requisite for enrollment.
Clinical Microbiology with Lab4One 4 unit equivalent course in microbiology that includes lab.
*Course is a pre-requisite for enrollment.
Biochemistry3One 3 unit equivalent course in biochemistry. Course must be under five years old to be valid.
*Course is not required as a pre-requisite, but may be transferred into program. Course must taken within five years old to be valid. Only courses titled “Biochemistry” are eligible for transfer.
No other chemistry courses or biology courses are eligible for transfer credit.
Pharmacology2One 2 unit equivalent course in pharmacology.
*Course is not required as a pre-requisite, but may be transferred into program.
Introduction to Probability and Statistics3One course in Statistics.
*Course must taken within five years old to be valid.

If you have any questions about these requirements, speak to an Enrollment Counselor.

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